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25 pages of silliness! We've reinterpreted two classic stories featuring the public domain hero THE FLAME!
25 pages of silliness! We've reinterpreted two classic stories featuring the public domain hero THE FLAME!
25 pages of silliness! We've reinterpreted two classic stories featuring the public domain hero THE FLAME!
102 backers pledged AU$ 1,969 to help bring this project to life.

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THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 - A superhero "Quickstarter" comic

AU$ 1,969

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THE COMIC 

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 is a 25-page, black-and-white comic book telling two short stories featuring a public domain superhero named THE FLAME.

Regular Cover by Matt Kyme
Regular Cover by Matt Kyme
Limited Edition Cover by Matt Kyme & Ahmed Raafat
Limited Edition Cover by Matt Kyme & Ahmed Raafat

I took an old public domain comic book from 1942 and without reading it, I re-wrote the first two stories entirely based on the original panel art and my sense of humour. The result is two new THE FLAME stories set in the retro-futurist Australia of the year 2055.

This comic is NOT FOR KIDS!

So... is this comic book for you?

If you grew up on superheroes like The Tick and Earthworm Jim, and/or enjoy stoner comedy like Pineapple Express and Mike Epps, then I reckon you'll dig this comic.

But just to be sure, here are a few of the completed pages (with swears censored just in case some littlies are reading):

Page #1
Page #1
Page #2
Page #2
Page #16
Page #16
Page #17
Page #17

STRETCH GOALS

$2,000 - LOCKED: All backers at the $50 CATASTROPHIC and $100 END OF THE WORLD pledge levels will get a hand painted BLACK TERROR gaming miniature.

All backers get a bonus seven page Black Terror story in their THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED hard copy or PDF. That's a second Bonus story for everyone!

Learn more about the Black Terror Loot HERE.

$1,500 - UNLOCKED: All backers at the $50 CATASTROPHIC and $100 END OF THE WORLD pledge levels will get a hand painted Blue Flame gaming miniature.

All backers get a bonus six page Blue Flame story in their THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED hard copy or PDF. Bonus story for everyone!

Learn more about the Blue Flame Loot HERE.

Praise for THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1*

"I rov rydropronic romedy. But rad ruys are roo scrary. Mmm... Ramburgers!" Scooby Doo - Beloved detective from TV and film.

"So, if I give you a quote you'll leave me the [CENSORED] alone? Good. I loved... what's it [CENSORED] called? Right. I loved The Flame: Rebirth. Now get the [CENSORED] away from me!" Ted - Enchanted living teddy-bear and movie star.

" ... " Silent Bob - Stoner hanging out in front of a convenience store.

* (May not be real reviews)

THE PLEDGE LEVELS

ADD ONS:

To add either of these to your pledge, just go to 'Manage your Pledge' and add the respective amount to your total. After the campaign ends we'll send you a survey to sort it all out, and you'll get your extra loot. Simple as that.

WHERE IS ALL THAT MONEY GOING? 

The $500 I'm asking for is going towards paying for the initial print run of THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1. About 10% of that goes toward Kickstarter fees and processing fees. Anything above the goal will go towards getting cocaine and hookers (but really, it'll get us started on our next comic book project).

International Shipping Information

Shipping from Australia can be BRUTALLY expensive for international backers. I'm a simple man, but I've done what I can to make things more affordable to people in the US and UK.

I'm really excited to announce that, in addition to our primary printer here in Australia (Jefferies), we've also got printers in the USA (KA-BLAM) and UK (CPUK) which means if you live in either of those countries, we can get your comics to you for just AU$8 postage, which is way better than trying to post from down under (AU$19+).

Unfortunately there's nothing I can do about the postage costs for T-shirts ($50 tier) or for backers outside the USA, UK or Australia. If those costs are too high for you, I'd recommend a digital reward tier ($2 or $30).

I'm just a man, sitting in front of a computer screen, asking the world to love his comics and pledge on his Kickstarter.

CREATORS 

THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED was hatched from the egg-like cranium of Big Tim with his brother Nate. Assembling a team of other rowdy characters (S. Greenleaf, Matt Kyme, and Ahmed Raafat) they managed to bring this crazy idea to life as an actual comic book!

BIG TIM STILES (Writer / Crazy Boy):

Big Tim Stiles is an Australian writer and actor who has been working in the creative arts for over two decades. After four years of writing comic book reviews he dove into writing his own comics, starting with his paranormal investigator/monster hunter Cthulhu Williams before venturing onto his webcomic Gorilla my Dreams.

Contact: 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CthulhuWilliams/
Twitter: @CthulhuWilliams or @BigTimStiles

NATE STILES (Letterer / Fart Noises):

Nate Stiles is a life long Incredible Hulk fan, and has absolutely no experience in the comic book industry. Big Tim only let his younger brother in on this project because their mum told him to.

Contact: 
Probably a good idea if you don't connect with this guy on social media...

S. GREENLEAF (Editor / Rager Against all Machines)

Quickly becoming known as ‘The Leditor,’ Shawn is the script editor & production manager for Gorilla My Dreams. He’s worked on almost all of Big Tim’s comic projects, contributing in various ways to the Cthulhu Williams comic as well.

His resume also includes Lettering & Editing for the following series: the apocalyptic horror series, Escape from Jesus Island, the fantasy/western Oathbound, the grindhouse series The Infernal Pact/Whore of Babylon, and the all-ages ghost hunter story, Full Moon Fredo.

To be quite honest, that’s just a few of the projects he works on. He’s a proverbial ‘glutton for creative punishment’ and just can’t say ‘No’ when a new, exciting project comes his way.

Contact:
Art Blog: Give Us Art
Freelance Creative Services
Comic Book Projects:
Editor for: Escape from Jesus Island, The Infernal PactOathbound Letterer for: The Infernal Pact, AstroPunk

MATT KYME (Covers / One Helluva Nice Guy):

Matt Kyme is the man who does not sleep, creator of the brand new smash hit The Wrath of the Cursed! Matt’s previous comic The Demon; a 1930’s inspired white hat masked adventure, was shortlisted for a 2017 Ledger Award and quickly became one of the most iconic Australian independent comics.

Matt has released a number of comics and graphic novels and has contributed writing and/or art to many Australian independent comics. 

Contact: 

AHMED RAAFAT (T-Shirt Design / Dead-Set Legend)

Ahmed Raafat is an Egyptian comic book artist currently living in the UK. He is the co-creator of "El Osba" (Arabic for: The League), an independent Egyptian superhero comic book series, and co-creator of Gorilla my Dreams, a comic book about a crime fighting superhero who just so happens to be a talking gorilla. He is also always working on various comic book projects in and outside the UK.

Contact:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ahmedraafatart
Twitter: @theahmedraafat
Instagram: @theahmedraafat
Deviant Art: http://ahmedraafatart.deviantart.com/ 

THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT OUR KICKSTARTER! 

We really want to get this comic in the hands of readers everywhere, and we can't do it without your help. So take a minute to hit that BECOME A BACKER button and get some nonsensical superhero silliness in your life.

It's time to fight fire... WITH OUR FISTS!

Risks and challenges

There is always the possibility of an unexpected Drop Bear attack or a stampede of hungry Bunyips, which could make delivery of THE FLAME #1 troublesome. However, nothing short of that will derail my plans.

I've been a backer on Kickstarter for long enough to know that problems come up and delays happen. However THE FLAME #1 is a project I want to see succeed and any future plans I have any of my comic book projects rely 100% on the backers (YOU!) being happy and wanting to come back for more.

I can't promise to know every unexpected hurdle that comes my way, but I can promise to keep you in the loop every step of the way.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 2 or more About $1.47

    LOW-TO-MODERATE FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    You will receive THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF. 25 pages of story.

    Includes:
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF

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    Pledge AU$ 6 or more About $4

    HIGH FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    You will receive THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with the regular cover by Matt Kyme. 25 pages.

    Includes:
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with regular cover by Matt Kyme
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF

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    Pledge AU$ 13 or more About $10

    VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    You will receive two copies of THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1, one with each cover. 25 pages each.

    Includes:
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with regular cover by Matt Kyme
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with Limited Edition cover by Matt Kyme & Ahmed Raafat
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $15

    SEVERE FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    This one is the Retailer Bundle!

    Your store will receive 3 physical, hard copies of THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with the regular cover AND 3 physical, hard copy with the limited edition cover. 25 Pages each.

    (Australian verified retailers only)

    Includes:
    • 3x THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with regular cover by Matt Kyme
    • 3x THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with Limited Edition cover by Matt Kyme & Ahmed Raafat

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $22

    EXTREME FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    This is the ALL DIGITAL PACK, BABY!

    Don't want to pay for postage but want more than just the $2 PDF? Well, this is the pledge level for you! Audio commentary! Pin up with personalised caption! A bunch of PDFs! So much digital stuff!

    Includes:
    • Audio Commentary mp4
    • JPEG of a lettered pin up featuring Ahmed Raafat art
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 Script PDF
    • Original Flame story PDF (The Flame #8 from 1942)
    • Gorilla my Dreams: Mime of my Life PDF
    • Cthulhu Williams #0 PDF
    • More to come!

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $37

    CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER LEVEL

    You score this t-shirt (available in a number of sizes, styles, and colours). You also score the comic and all the digital loot!

    Includes:
    • THE FLAME t-shirt with art by Ahmed Raafat
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with regular cover by Matt Kyme
    • Audio Commentary mp4
    • JPEG of a lettered pin up featuring Ahmed Raafat t-shirt art
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 Script PDF
    • Original Flame story PDF (The Flame #8 from 1942)
    • Gorilla my Dreams: Mime of my Life PDF
    • Cthulhu Williams #0 PDF
    • More to come!

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $73

    THE END OF THE WORLD

    You want it all? You got it!

    Includes:
    • THE FLAME t-shirt with art by Ahmed Raafat
    • THE FLAME logo t-shirt
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with regular cover by Matt Kyme
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 with Limited Edition cover by Matt Kyme & Ahmed Raafat
    • Audio Commentary mp4
    • JPEG of a lettered pin up featuring Ahmed Raafat t-shirt art
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 PDF
    • THE FLAME: RE-BLAZED #1 Script PDF
    • Original Flame story PDF (The Flame #8 from 1942)
    • Gorilla my Dreams: Mime of my Life PDF
    • Cthulhu Williams #0 PDF
    • More to come!

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    2 backers
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Funding period

- (29 days)